Pasta with tuna

This pasta is really delicious and one of the best ways of consuming perfectly nutritious tuna: just imagine – 29% of protein! Stir-fried golden onion mixed with tuna and pasta and sprinkled with fresh spring onions makes for an ideal dinner. So, if you’re keeping Lent or just pretty bored from trivial recipes and looking for something easy and tasty, try this one!

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Chicken spring rolls

These colourful and dietetic rolls are great for late winter and spring, the time when there are so few colours in nature and our bodies desperately lack some freshness and vitamins. Bright, crunchy vegetables combined with fried  chicken breasts and rolled in thin rice paper are complemented with truly delectable peanut sauce…mm! If you’re looking for some really garden-fresh dish that will make you feel light as the first spring sunbeams, it’s doubtlessly these chicken spring rolls!

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Cinnamon crescent rolls

These incredibly aromatic crescent rolls are a perfect choice for these spring yet cold days. Spicy scent of cinnamon mixed with the scent of ground  walnuts and butter of the shortcrust pastry will definitely infatuate you and inspire you, and make these days far sunnier and cozier. So, go on (and don’t forget a cup of tea)!

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Mackerel baked with potatoes and garlic

So far, this way of cooking mackerel has been the tastiest one in my life! Despite its price and health benefits, I, like many other people, generally do not like mackerel because of its specific fish fat smell; however, this baked mackerel with its delicious, complementary sauce has completely changed my preferences. Thus, regardless of whether you like mackerel or not, be sure that this recipe will become one of your favourites for years! Moreover, the main and side dishes are prepared simultaneously that is really time-efficient. Don’t even hesitate!

You’ll need:
2 mackarels
1⁄2 lemon’s juice
1 tsp powdered garlic
4 thyme branches, only leaves (can be replaced with dried thyme, or ommitted)
6 potatoes, washed
1 big onion, peeled, cut into 8 pieces
1 head of gsarlic, peeled
Olive oil
1⁄2 lemon’s zest
Salt to taste
For sauce:
3 1⁄2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 clove of garlic
1⁄2 tbsp mustard
1 tsp honey

Preparation:
1. Remove the heads, gut the fish and remove the spine and bones.
2. Put the mackerel skin down, salt it and sprinkle it evenly with powdered garlic, the leaves from the 2 branches of thyme and lemon juice.
3. Pre-heat the oven to 220oC.
4. Cut every potato into 8 pieces and boil it until half-cooked.
5. Drain the potatoes and put them in a baking tin. Add olive oil, salt the potatoes, mix everything and put it in the oven.
6. Bake for 5 min, turn the potatoes on the other side, and bake them for 5-7 min more.
7. When the potatoes begin to brown, add onion and the other 2 branches of thyme. Bake for 5 min more and add garlic.
8. Bake for 2-3 min more and then add the fish to the vegetables, putting them skin down.
9. Bake until the mackarel whitens for 7-8 min.
10. Meanwhile, put all of the sauce ingredients in a blender and blend until homogeneity.
11. Take the fish out of the oven and thoroughly sprinkle it with sauce (vegetables including). Serve immediately.

Bon appetite!

День закоханих – це не лише про 14 лютого, або як святкують День святого Валентина у світі

День усіх закоханих – один із найбільш неоднозначних днів у році, якщо керуватись оцінками людей. Хтось із задоволенням, у передчутті романтичної атмосфери, що вирує у повітрі, чекає цього дня. Хтось відкрито зневажає свято вияву почуттів, вважаючи це марнотратством і насмішкою над самотніми людьми, а хтось вирішує «переобладнати» це свято спеціально для себе.

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Cranberry cheesecake

This aromatic cranberry cheesecake is the very taste of snowy winter holidays. Just imagine spicy chocolate wrapping, creamy cheese filling, and thick fragrant cranberry sauce with a slight note of tartness… mm, delicious! The ideal sweet-sour balance of this cheesecake will make you lose control and literally devour it! All the steps being perfectly easy, the cheesecake doesn’t require lots of time to cook. So, allow yourself a bit of winter heaven!

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Italian-style salad

This light Italian-style salad with soft mozzarella, fragrant basil, sweet tomatoes, bits of bacon and a delicious sauce is like a whiff of summer in the midst of dull winter. It’s perfectly easy to cook and can make for a romantic Italian dinner with a glass of dry red wine. Or, more prosaically, it can be a side dish for any meat or fish. Try it and bring some bright freshness in your daily routine!

 

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